Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KLKN 172138

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Elko NV
238 PM PDT Tue Oct 17 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A mix of clouds, sun, and warm weather will continue
across central and northern Nevada into Thursday afternoon. A cold
front will bring valley rain and mountain snow showers to mainly
the northern third of the state Thursday night through Friday.
After a brief cool down and some additional light showers in the
north on Saturday, temperatures will warm again early next week as
high pressure rebuilds over the region.


.SHORT TERM...Tonight through Friday. A calm night is forecast
across northern and central Nevada as weak high pressure slowly
gives way to a passing upper level trough. No precipitation is
expected through Thursday and high temperatures will be in the low
to mid 70s, providing for nice fall days. Overnight lows will
remain in the upper 20s to mid 30s. A breezy to windy day is
expected Thursday afternoon as wind speeds increase. It looks like
Humboldt county will be quite close to wind advisory criteria, and
will need to keep a watchful eye on this. By Thursday night into
Friday, an upper level low pressure system will push into the
Pacific Northwest states during this time. This will increase
chances for precipitation mainly north of and including the I-80
corridor. Snow levels will be coming down to about 5500-6500 feet
Friday afternoon. Cooler air will filter in from behind the system
with highs on Friday dropping into the low to mid 50s north of US
Highway 50 and mid to upper 50s south. Winds will continue to be
breezy on Friday.

.LONG TERM...Friday night through next Wednesday. Models continue
to show a traversing storm system moving east through Friday
night. Light sprinkles or flurries will be possible during the
overnight. Winds will diminish in intensity. Through Saturday, a
strong jet will bring clouds and maybe a light sprinkle in the
north. Overall highs on Saturday will rebound, with readings in
the mid 50s to mid 60s. Sunday through Wednesday, an upper ridge
is progged to build strongly in the southwest, bringing warming
temps and nice weather back to northern and central Nevada.


.AVIATION...Look for VFR conditions through the next 24 hours.




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